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California Prop 65 Information

California’s Proposition 65 requires the state to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm. It also entitles California consumers to proper warnings for products that contain those chemicals if products expose consumers to such substances above certain levels.

Established in 1987, the list of chemicals must be updated each year and now includes approximately 800 substances.

Wood dust was added to the list in 2010, and therefore, all wood products sold in California must bear the Prop 65 warning.

Cali Bamboo prioritizes customer safety above all else and employs strict quality control to ensure superior raw materials, adhesives, and techniques are used throughout the manufacturing of all building products.

The following Cali Bamboo products can generate wood dust when sawed, drilled, and machine cut:

  • Solid Fossilized Bamboo flooring
  • Solid Fossilized Eucalyptus flooring
  • Engineered Bamboo flooring
  • Engineered Cork flooring
  • Cali Vinyl Plus flooring
  • GeoWood flooring
  • Cali Composite Decking & Deck Tiles
  • Bamboo plywood
  • Bamboo fencing
  • Bamboo poles
  • Bamboo slats
  • Palm thatch and umbrellas

The general Proposition 65 notice as it applies to wood products is as follows:

WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to

Learn more about Prop 65 | For any questions, please contact [email protected]